Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...c5/2. Nf3/2...d6/3. d4/3...cxd4/4. Nxd4/4...Nf6/5. Nc3/5...g6/6. Be3

Sicilian Defence, Dragon Variation
a b c d e f g h
8 a8 b8 c8 d8 e8 f8 g8 h8 8
7 a7 b7 c7 d7 e7 f7 g7 h7 7
6 a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5 5
4 a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 3
2 a2 b2 c2 d2 e2 f2 g2 h2 2
1 a1 b1 c1 d1 e1 f1 g1 h1 1
a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation(FEN)

rnbqkb1r/pp2pp1p/3p1np1/8/3NP3/2N1B3/PPP2PPP/R2QKB1R

Sicilian Defence, Dragon VariationEdit

The logical continuation is 6...Bg7.

Black might be tempted to play 6...Ng4, intending to chop off White's dark-squared Bishop, which would strengthen the Black Bishop soon arriving at g7. But this is a beginner's mistake, it loses horribly to 7.Bb5+:

  • 7...Nd7 8.Qxg4 wins a Knight
  • 7...Bd7 8.Qxg4 also wins the Knight, since the Bishop on d7 is pinned
  • 7...Nc6 8.Nxc6 bxc6 9.Bxc6+, forking King and Rook

Theory tableEdit

For explanation of theory tables see theory table and for notation see algebraic notation.

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3

...
Bg7
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ReferencesEdit

  • Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.
Last modified on 11 December 2012, at 04:11